Monday, June 6, 2011

University of Phoenix Course

I just completed an online course at University of Phoenix. The online model was well managed making rich use of asynchronous class discussion and electronic media. The value of the course was enhanced through the diverse perspectives offered by the class representing different geographies and experiences working with different grade levels, schools, and cultures.

This kind of learning experience, that breaks away from traditional fixed-time and fixed-location lecture model, has some distinct advantages over site-based/lecture-based higher education. Not being constrained to a fixed class session allows for more or less time as needed to interact with the content, construct thoughtful dialog and craft written assignments.

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